In the City of San Leandro the majority of purchases are made by the Purchasing Division, which is a unit of the Finance Department. Purchasing is in charge of acquisition of equipment, materials, supplies and some services, and seeks qualified vendors to give competitive quotations on potential purchases when required under the Municipal Code. Current bidding opportunities are advertised in the Daily Review and on this web site.
* Public Works projects are bid through the Engineering and Transportation department and publicly opened in the Office of the City Clerk.
In accordance with the municipal code of the City of San Leandro
Preference is given to local vendors.
How does the Local Business Preference work? - Solely for the purpose of calculating the lowest bid or proposal, bids from San Leandro businesses will be reduced by 10%. Bids from a joint venture that includes a San Leandro business will be reduced by 5% (the San Leandro business must receive at least 5% of the total contract amount). The maximum bid reduction under this policy is $50,000 per contract.
The Purchasing Division will not split purchases for the purposes of avoiding formal or informal competitive bidding.
The City will attempt to purchase recycled and/or reusable materials, provided quality, availability and general integrity of products being purchased are not compromised.
The Purchasing Division subscribes to the accepted Standards of Purchasing Practice as published by CAPPO (www.cappo.org).
Equipment, materials and supplies
Amount of Purchase
How Goods are Purchased
|$35 and less||Individual||Purchase and get reimbursed|
|$5,000 and less||Purchasing/Sometimes dept.||Purchase Order (PO) or City issued purchasing (credit) card/One vendor required|
|$5,001 to $25,000||Purchasing||PO/Informal competitive quotes
(phone calls, emails or faxes)
|$25,001 and up||Purchasing||PO/Formal Competitive Bids (sealed bids)|
Consultants are chosen on an as needed basis directly by the department that will be utilizing their services, and are NOT subject to competitive bidding.
Citywide services (janitorial services, landscape maintenance, etc.) are bid by the Purchasing Division and ARE subject to competitive bidding.
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